Ross William Ulbricht v. USA (February 2018)

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on February 5, 2018 in Ross William Ulbricht v. United States of America, on petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. The petitioner was sentenced to life in prison after the FBI tracked his location without a […]

NLG Review: Vol. 73, No. 1 (Spring 2016)

The Color of Pain: Blacks and the U.S. Health Care System—Can the Affordable Care Act Help to Heal a History of Injustice? Part II by Jennifer M. Smith Watching the Watchers: Monitoring Police Performance as Public Servants by Karl T. Muth & Nancy Jack Ending the Unconstitutional Torture of Three-Drug Lethal Injections: A Rebuke of […]

USA v. Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Mohammed Yousry, and Lynne Stewart (March 2003)

USA v. Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Mohammed Yousry, and Lynne Stewart: This brief is in support of attorney Lynne Stewart’s motion to dismiss the charges in Counts One and Two of the indictment against her. It argues that the material support counts of the indictment fail to meet constitutional muster for three reasons: 1) the statute’s […]

Rumsfeld v. Padilla (April 2004)

Rumsfeld v. Padilla: This brief argues that the prolonged and indefinite incommunicado detention of Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant–an American citizen arrested on American soil–was without due process of law or any of the other procedural protections guaranteed under the United States Constitution to civilian detainees. The brief argues that there is no constitutional, […]

Abu-Jamal v. Horn (July 2006)

Abu-Jamal v. Horn: This brief addresses improper statements by the prosecutor during the 1982 trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The brief gives special consideration to the prosecutor’s attempts to guide the jurors to distance themselves from the significance of their decision – whether or not to send a person to death. The prosecutor told the jury […]